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Collegium antropologicum, Vol.33 No.4 December 2009. -

The aim of this study was to investigate statin prescription by family doctors GP in primary PP and secondary SP prevention of cardiovascular diseases CVDs. Patients’ socio-demographic data, total cholesterol TC and LDL-cholesterol LDL-C thresholds for statin prescription, indications, data on GP and practices were registred. Statins were prescribed in 11.2% enlisted patients 64.11% PP, 35.88% SP, mostly aged 70+. In PP, thresholds were TC 6.2±1.09 mmol-L, LDL-C 3.6 mmol-L, in SP 5.4±1.26 mmol-L, 2,7mmol-L, respectively. Most frequently prescribed statin in PP was 10 mg atorvastatin 49.28%, in SP it was 20 mg simvastatin 48.36%. Participating GPs were women, aged 39±5.49, working for 13±6 years, the average number of enlisted patients per GP 1562±299. There was statisticaly significant difference in statin prescription in PP c2=752.9; p



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